Child Abuse and Neglect
Adult Abuse and Neglect
PREA Abuse and Neglect
Reporting Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation
All citizens have a responsibility to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
Wyoming state law (statues 14-3-205 & 35-20-103) states that any person who suspects child/vulnerable adult abuse, neglect or exploitation is required to report.
According to Wyoming law, everyone must report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of child or vulnerable adult if they have reasonable cause to believe that it may be occurring. Child or adult abuse, neglect or exploitation has no boundaries according to sexual orientation, ethnic background, age, religion, disability, or gender, the reporting of abuse / neglect / exploitation of children and vulnerable adults is a 24-hour obligation.
Help us spread the word about the importance of reporting abuse or neglect and remind all citizens that reporting is the first step towards protecting a child or vulnerable adult who might be in danger.
To learn more about reporting and help protect Wyoming’s vulnerable population, you can access DFS’ Guide for Reporting of Abuse or Neglect by clicking on this link , click the links below or visit the Wyoming Division of Victim Services web site at here.
Click on the links below for additional information:
Signs and Symptoms of Abuse/Neglect/Exploitation
How to Make a Report
What Happens After the Report
To make a report of abuse or neglect, contact your local DFS office. CLICK HERE for contact information. If an emergency, call 911.